Masters Theses


Bonding Technetium-99m to hydroxyapatite particles: opportunity to use hydroxyapatite as a means to remove Tc-99 from nuclear waste streams


"This research examines the feasibility of using a new type of hydroxyapatite developed at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR-HA) to remove radioactive Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) from a de-ionized water (DIW) solution. The purpose was to study the possibility of using UMR-HA to remove Tc-99 from nuclear waste streams...This thesis studied the use of a reducing agent, tin chloride (SnCl₂) together with two different bonding agents, methylenediphosphonic acid (MDP) and hydroxy-1, ethane-1, diphosphonic acid (HEDP) to see how they affected Tc-HA bonding to UMR-HA"--Abstract, page iii.


Day, D. E.

Committee Member(s)

Brown, Roger F.
Kim, Cheol-Woon, 1966-
Brow, Richard K.


Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering


United States. Department of Energy


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Opportunity to use hydroxyapatite as a means to remove Tc-99 from nuclear waste streams


ix, 41 pages

Geographic Coverage

Sellafield (England)
Benton County, (Wash.)
Savannah River Watershed (Ga. and S.C.)


© 2007 Michelle Elaine Minard, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Hydroxyapatite -- Research
Radioactive substances -- England -- Sellafield
Radioactive substances -- Savannah River Watershed (Ga. and S.C.)
Radioactive substances -- Washington (State) -- Benton County
Radioactive waste disposal in rivers, lakes, etc. -- Research
Technetium -- Isotopes

Thesis Number

T 9092

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